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Fine art print by artist Gustave Dore from Angels portfolio depicting bible verse scenes on paper. This rare work was originally housed loose (unbound) in the portfolio and is signed. The framed dimensions are approx 18 x 15 inches.
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Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Dore (1832-1883) illustrations for the Bible (1866) were a great success, and in 1867 DorŽ had a major exhibition of his work in London. This exhibition led to the foundation of the DorŽ Gallery in Bond Street, London. In 1869, Blanchard Jerrold, the son of Douglas William Jerrold, suggested that they work together to produce a comprehensive portrait of London. Jerrold had obtained the idea from The Microcosm of London produced by Rudolph Ackermann, William Pyne, and Thomas Rowlandson (published in three volumes between 1808 and 1810). DorŽ signed a five-year contract with the publishers Grant & Co that involved his staying in London for three months a year, and he received the vast sum of £10,000 a year for the project. DorŽ was mainly celebrated for his paintings in his day. His paintings remain world-renowned, but his woodcuts and engravings, like those he did for Jerrold, are where he really excelled as an artist with an individual vision.